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Leica Q2 Monochrom

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Camera West ID: 864998
$6,195.00

To this day, black and white photography continues to exude a unique fascination, mystery and beauty. Compared with color photography, it is the most authentic manifestation of "painting with light." With its 47.3 megapixel resolution, exceedingly sharp and fast Summilux 28 f/1.7 ASPH. lens, quick and precise autofocus and crisp OLED viewfinder, the Leica Q2 Monochrom is an intuitive tool for timeless monochrome photography with an inherent focus on the essentials for the modern-day photographer.

Product Information

Leica Q2 Monochrom
  • New 47mp full-frame black and white sensor for stills and 4K video
  • ISO range of 100 - 100,000
  • Matte black paint finish and monochromatic engravings/design with mid-grain leatherette
  • The most accessible, approachable, and capable Leica Monochrom camera
  • Weather sealing, Fast and accurate AF, 3.68mp OLED EVF, German craftsmanship, and Intuitive handling of the Q2



The legendary Leica look in black and white

The Leica Q2 Monochrom produces brilliant, exceptionally sharp images. This is due to the new specialized sensor developed exclusively for this camera. Unlike its chromatic counterparts, the monochrome sensor features no color filter array – with no interpolation required, only the pure light levels are captured and rendered sharper.

Furthermore, the sensor’s 47.3-megapixel resolution is more than capable for even extreme cropping to be an extra tool in the photographer’s arsenal. Digital zoom provides simulated focal lengths of 35, 50, and 75 mm for the JPEGs while the DNG file of the original image is always preserved at full sensor resolution.

Additionally, this unique sensor also boasts a significantly broader dynamic range and extremely low image noise, even at high ISOs up to 100,000.


Outstanding performance in any light

    The built-in Summilux 28 f/1.7 ASPH. prime lens is distinguished by both the razor-sharp details and exceptionally soft bokeh it renders. As the fastest lens in its segment, it is perfectly suited to the sensor of the Leica Q2 Monochrom and delivers outstanding results even in the darkest and most difficult light.

    Eleven lens elements, including three elaborately constructed aspherical elements, ensure the highest image quality possible so textures and details can be seen like never before in tones and shades of crisp and contrasty black-and-white.


    Always in control

    To ensure photographers have full control over their compositions, the Leica Q2 Monochrom sports an OLED viewfinder with a resolution of 3.68 megapixels. See each and every bit of depth even within the darkest of black levels to ensure the photo is composed exactly as desired.

    An eye sensor automatically activates the viewfinder, which displays the scene or subject with precision, continuity and no detectable lag.

    The diopter wheel on the rear of the camera is elegantly designed with a retractable dial to avoid accidental changes. The Q2 Monochrom’s viewfinder technology provides a better overview, higher contrast and exceedingly clean rendition of the viewfinder image while consuming minimal power for maximum battery life.


    Brave any weather and shoot anywhere

    Harsh environmental conditions and even the risk of rain will not faze this versatile camera.

    Equipped with dust and splash protection (rated IP52*), the Leica Q2 Monochrom is always ready to capture that perfect interplay of light and shadow even though equally dramatic weather.

    * Ingress Protection, class 52: Protected against dust in damaging quantities. Protected against dripping water when the camera body is tilted at an angle of up to 15°.


    Fast and simple operation

    The straightforward operation of the Leica Q2 is renowned and appreciated by photographers around the world. The same perfectly thought-out concept can also be found in the Q2 Monochrom. The physical dials and rear touchscreen provide a simple overview and direct access to the main shooting parameters.

    The streamlined menus have also been pared down further thanks to the omission of all color settings. No unnecessary distractions. Just the “decisive moment.”


    Extraordinary black and white videos

    In combination with the outstanding Leica Summilux, the Leica Q2 Monochrom captures black and white videos imbued with a stunning aesthetic. A dedicated overview menu for video mode delivers ease of use and fulfills even the most demanding requirements.

    For brilliant, razor-sharp footage, the camera offers 4K and Cine4K modes with respective frame rates of 30 and 24 fps. Videos can also be recorded in full-HD format at 120, 60, 30, or 24 frames per second.


    Dedicated to perfection

    Superior quality and excellent design are core values of the Leica brand. The Leica Q2 Monochrom is produced in Germany using state-of-the-art construction methods and high-quality components, such as its full magnesium all-metal build.

    The result is a unique compact camera that lives up to these intrinsic values in every way, including further down the road through developments of ongoing firmware updates.

    Camera type Digital 35 mm compact camera, fixed focal length
    Picture format/ aspect ratio 24 x 36 mm / 2:3
    Lens Leica Summilux 28 f/1.7 ASPH., 11 elements in 9 groups, 3 aspherical elements
    Digital frame selector (digital zoom) 28 mm, 35 mm, 50 mm, 75 mm
    Image stabilization Optical compensation system for photo and video recordings
    Aperture range 1.7 to 16 in 1⁄3 EV increments
    Picture sensor/ resolution Full frame black-and-white CMOS sensor, 50.4/47.3 million pixels (total/effective), without color and low-pass filter
    Dynamic range 13 aperture stops for basic ISO 200
    Bit depth 14 bit
    Photo capture format Selectable: DNG, DNG + JPEG, JPEG
    DNG/JPEG resolution JPEG:
    Zoom 28 mm: 47 megapixels (8368x5584 pixels), 24 megapixels (6000x4000 pixels), 12 megapixels (4271x2848 pixels)
    Zoom 35 mm: 30 megapixels (6704x4472 pixels), 15 megapixels (4800x3200 pixels), 8 megapixels (3424x2288 pixels)
    Zoom 50 mm: 15 megapixels (4688x3128 pixels), 8 megapixels (3360x2240 pixels), 4 megapixels (2400x1600 pixels)
    Zoom 75 mm: 7 megapixels (3136x2096 pixels), 3 megapixels (2240x1496 pixels), 2 megapixels (1600x1072 pixels)
    DNG:
    46,7 megapixels (8368x5584 pixels)
    Video recording format MP4 (C4K / 4K / FullHD)
    MP4: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (Audio Format: 2ch 48 kHz/16-Bit,AAC)
    Video resolution/ frame rate 4K: 30 oder 24 B/s
    C4K: 24 B/s
    Full-HD: 24, 30, 60 oder 120 B/s
    Sound recording format AAC
    Microphone Stereo
    Speaker Mono
    Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards. Recommendation: UHS II memory cards
    ISO range Automatic, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO 1600, ISO 3200, ISO 6400, ISO 12500, ISO 25000, ISO 50000, ISO 100000
    JPEG settings Contrast, sharpness (5 steps each)
    Color tint: Sepia, blue, selen (2 steps each – low / high) / OFF
    Focusing range 30 cm to ∞, with macro setting from 17 cm
    Focus setting Automatic (autofocus) or manual focusing, option of magnifying function and edge marking (focus peaking) available for manual setting
    Autofocus system Contrast-based autofocus system
    Autofocus modes AFS (shutter release only after successful focusing), AFC (shutter release possible at any time), AF setting can be saved
    Autofocus metering methods Single zone (225 fields), multi-field, face recognition
    Exposure modes Automatic program, aperture priority, shutter speed priority and manual setting
    Exposure metering methods Multi-field, center-weighted, spot
    Exposure compensation ±3 EV in 1⁄3 EV increments
    Automatic bracketing 3 or 5 exposures in graduations of up to 3 EV, can be set in 1⁄3 EV increments
    Shutter type Optionally mechanical, electronical or hybrid
    Shutter speeds 60 s to 1⁄2000 s with mech. Shutter, 1 s to 1⁄40000 s with electr. shutter, in 1⁄3 increments, flash synchronization up to 1⁄500 s, Linear flashes with all shutter speeds less than 1⁄ 500 s possible (with HSS-enabled SCA 3002 standard flash units)
    Picture series Selectable: 10/5/3 fps (H/M/L)
    Self-timer Delay time either 2 s or 12 s
    OLED Viewfinder Resolution: 1280 × 960 pixels x 3 colors (=3.68 MP), image field: approx. 100%, aspect ratio: 4:3, eye distance: 21mm adjustable -4 - +3 diopters, with eye sensor for automatic switching between viewfinder and monitor
    Monitor 3" TFT LCD monitor with approx. 1,040,000 pixels, touch control possible
    WLAN Satisfies IEEE 802.11b/g/n standard (standard WLAN protocol), channel 1-11, encryption method: WLAN-compatible WPATM/ WPA2TM, access method: infrastructure mode
    Bluetooth Bluetooth LE
    Power supply Leica BP-SCL4 lithium ion battery, rated voltage 7.2 V DC, capacity: 1860 mAh
    Charger Rated voltage 8.4 V DC, capacity min. 1860 mAh, charging time: approx. 180 min., Battery charger: 100–240 V AC, 50/60 Hz 0.25 A with adapters
    Shots / Battery Approx. 350 (according to CIPA-standard)
    Body Made of lightweight and robust magnesium construction
    Lens filter thread E49
    Tripod thread A 1/4 DIN 4503 (1/4")
    Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 130 × 80 × 91.9 mm (5.12 × 3.15 × 3.62 in)
    Weight Approx. 734/652 g / 25.3/22.5 oz. (without/with battery)
    Scope of delivery Camera, carrying strap, lens hood, lens cap, accessory shoe cover, battery, spare battery charger, power cable (EU, US, local power cable)
    Software Leica FOTOS App

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